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My New Kindle has Arrived!

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My old Kindle expired a while back. I replaced the experience with my iPad, but that entails reading from a backlit screen, which isn’t comfortable over long periods, and it’s pretty poor in bright sunshine. So, I took the plunge, removed the padlock from my wallet, and shelled out for a new eReader. Whilst I was at it, I bought a cover, too.

The new Kindle, a very reasonably priced version at £59.99, does so much more than my old one. It integrates with my Goodreads account, allows connection with Twitter and Facebook, and will download documents from my computer so I can read them more easily in comfort.

The cover, a snip at £5.99, is elegant, protective and pleasant to the touch. With the light weight of the new Kindle, it’s now just like holding a small print book. The touch screen is more convenient than the old click switch used to turn pages. And the small size and low weight means it’s easily transported.

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All in all, I’m very pleased with this new device and it means I can take it on holiday instead of having to cart a dozen paperbacks. All I need now is the time to actually do some reading! Still, once the WIP is finished, I can enjoy the luxury of some real reading time.

If you haven’t yet tried an eReader, I can thoroughly recommend this one. I enjoy reading from print and on an eReader: both have their place and the mixture allows me to read more books and do so in places where I might otherwise not have access to books.

Go on, spoil yourself and grab an eReader: think of all the great books you might otherwise be missing.

6 Responses to “My New Kindle has Arrived!”

    • stuartaken

      It’s very light, but ‘feels’ like a book in the hand. Now, all I need is a bit more time to actually read! Still, I’m managing a few hours a week. Once the current WIP is finished, I should be able to catch up!

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  1. noelleg44

    I have a Paperwhite – my third, since I wore out the previous two. Love the fact I can adjust the background brightness and the font size. Happy reading!

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    • stuartaken

      Having tried a backlit eReader, I do appreciate the ‘paperwhite’ system; so much more comfortable of the eyes and easy to read in direct sunlight.
      Enjoy your reading, Noelle.

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  2. Linda Acaster

    A timely post! My 3rd genation Kindle (complete with keyboard buttons) is still going strong but the casing is developing cracks, so I reckon it won’t be long. As well as reading I use it to upload ebook-ready scripts so I can check for untoward gremlins before uploading for conversion.

    A question: I see it offers the usual eight text sizes, but it does it offer three choices of line spacing and font?

    Enjoy your new Kindle.

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